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Synonyms for mean

Synonyms for (noun) mean

Synonyms: mean, mean value Definition: an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n

Similar words: norm, average Definition: a statistic describing the location of a distribution Usage: it set the norm for American homes

Synonyms for (verb) mean

Synonyms: mean Definition: destine or designate for a certain purpose Usage: These flowers were meant for you

Similar words: intend, designate, destine, specify Definition: design or destine Usage: She was intended to become the director

Synonyms: have in mind, think of, mean Definition: intend to refer to Usage: I'm thinking of good food when I talk about France; Yes, I meant you when I complained about people who gossip!

Similar words: associate, colligate, link, link up, tie in, connect, relate Definition: make a logical or causal connection Usage: I cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind; colligate these facts; I cannot relate these events at all

Synonyms: intend, mean Definition: mean or intend to express or convey Usage: You never understand what I mean!; what do his words intend?

Similar words: convey Definition: make known; pass on, of information Usage: She conveyed the message to me

Synonyms: mean, imply, entail Definition: have as a logical consequence Usage: The water shortage means that we have to stop taking long showers

Similar words: necessitate Definition: cause to be a concomitant

Synonyms for (adjective) mean

Synonyms: bastardly, mean Definition: of no value or worth Usage: I was caught in the bastardly traffic

Similar words: contemptible Definition: deserving of contempt or scorn

Synonyms: beggarly, mean Definition: (used of sums of money) so small in amount as to deserve contempt

Similar words: ungenerous, stingy Definition: unwilling to spend Usage: she practices economy without being stingy; an ungenerous response to the appeal for funds

Synonyms: mingy, miserly, mean, tight Definition: (used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity Usage: a mean person; he left a miserly tip

Similar words: ungenerous, stingy Definition: unwilling to spend Usage: she practices economy without being stingy; an ungenerous response to the appeal for funds

Synonyms: hateful, mean Definition: characterized by malice Usage: a hateful thing to do; in a mean mood

Similar words: nasty, awful Definition: offensive or even (of persons) malicious Usage: in a nasty mood; a nasty accident; a nasty shock; a nasty smell; a nasty trick to pull; Will he say nasty things at my funeral?- Ezra Pound

Synonyms: base, mean, meanspirited Definition: having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality Usage: that liberal obedience without which your army would be a base rabble- Edmund Burke; taking a mean advantage; chok'd with ambition of the meaner sort- Shakespeare; something essentially vulgar and meanspirited in politics

Similar words: ignoble Definition: completely lacking nobility in character or quality or purpose Usage: something cowardly and ignoble in his attitude; I think it a less evil that some criminals should escape than that the government should play an ignoble part- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Synonyms: mean, average Definition: approximating the statistical norm or average or expected value Usage: the average income in New England is below that of the nation; of average height for his age; the mean annual rainfall

Similar words: normal Definition: conforming with or constituting a norm or standard or level or type or social norm; not abnormal Usage: serve wine at normal room temperature; normal diplomatic relations; normal working hours; normal word order; normal curiosity; the normal course of events

Synonyms: mean, beggarly Definition: marked by poverty befitting a beggar Usage: a beggarly existence in the slums; a mean hut

Similar words: poor Definition: characterized by or indicating poverty Usage: the country had a poor economy; they lived in the poor section of town

Synonyms: mean Definition: excellent Usage: famous for a mean backhand

Similar words: skilled Definition: having or showing or requiring special skill Usage: only the most skilled gymnasts make an Olympic team; a skilled surgeon has many years of training and experience; a skilled reconstruction of her damaged elbow; a skilled trade